The North of England Wedding Awards are hosted every year at York Racecourse by Liz at The Wedding Guide UK. When I found out that I had been announced as a finalist in the Best New Business category, it’s safe to say I was pretty excited!

I had totally underestimated the scale of the event! With almost 500 guests all dressed in black tie, it really was quite amazing. From wedding cars to venue decorators, it was great to see so many new and familiar faces.

Our table was crazy. We all got on like a house on fire, and we were certainly the noisiest in the room! Each time someone on our table was nominated for an award, you knew about it!

When it came to my category, I was in total disbelief when they announced that Lily North Photography had won! What an honour it was to collect my award on stage in a room of so many amazing people. It was certainly a moment I’ll never forget.

I want to say a massive thank you to Liz and all the event organisers for such an amazing evening, but most importantly to the brides and grooms who voted for me to win this award. I’ve loved being a part of every single wedding I have done this year, and to hear such positive feedback has been incredible. Thank you.

Here’s to another great year!